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Fraser Island World Heritage area

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Based on wetland mapping version 4.0

Fraser Island World Heritage area wetland area by system 2013
System Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 203.7 100.0% 11.2%
Estuarine 40.4 19.8% 2.2%
Lacustrine 11.2 5.5% 0.6%
Palustrine 152.1 74.7% 8.4%

There are approximately 474 lacustrine/palustrine wetlands in this region.

Fraser Island World Heritage area wetland area by habitat 2013
Habitat Area (km²) % wetlands area % total area
Total 203.7 100.0% 11.2%
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 34.8 17.1% 1.9%
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 5.6 2.7% 0.3%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 44.2 21.7% 2.4%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 107.4 52.7% 5.9%
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.5 0.2% 0.0%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Window 3.3 1.6% 0.2%
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Perched 7.9 3.9% 0.4%

Disclaimer

Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

Areas are approximate and calculated using the GDA94 / Australian Albers projection.

Areas may change over time as mapping approaches improve.

Totals may not match the sum of individually displayed figures due to the rounding of displayed figures.

Wetland extent changes

Fraser Island World Heritage area wetland extent change by system
System 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
2013/pre-clear
percentage
Total 203.7 203.7 203.7 203.7 99.5%
Estuarine 40.4 40.4 40.4 40.4 100.2%
Lacustrine 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.2 100.0%
Palustrine 152.1 152.1 152.1 152.1 99.3%
Fraser Island World Heritage area wetland extent change by habitat
Habitat 2013 area
(km²)
2009 area
(km²)
2005 area
(km²)
2001 area
(km²)
Total 203.7 203.7 203.7 203.7
Estuarine - mangroves and related tree communities 34.8 34.8 34.8 34.8
Estuarine - salt flats and saltmarshes 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 44.2 44.2 44.2 44.2
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain grass sedge and herb swamp 107.4 107.4 107.4 107.4
Coastal and sub-coastal floodplain tree swamp—Melaleuca spp. and Eucalypus spp. 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Window 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.3
Coastal and sub-coastal non-floodplain sand lake—Perched 7.9 7.9 7.9 7.9

Disclaimer

Areas do not include marine or estuarine waters but do include estuarine wetland vegetation
(e.g. mangroves and tidal flats).

Areas are approximate and calculated using the GDA94 / Australian Albers projection.

Areas may change over time as mapping approaches improve.

Totals may not match the sum of individually displayed figures due to the rounding of displayed figures.

Wildlife

Kingdom
Class
Native Introduced Wetland
indicator
species
Rare or
threatened
species
All
TOTAL 1658 138 263 63 1819
Animals 545 19 135 47 587
Mammals 59 9 5 7 68
Birds 343 7 80 25 373
Reptiles 79 1 15 8 80
Amphibians 16 1 8 4 17
Ray-finned fishes 25 1 26 2 26
Cartilaginous fishes 1 0 1 0 1
Insects 21 0 0 1 21
Malacostracans 1 0 0 0 1
Fungi 169 0 0 0 169
Plants 879 119 128 16 998
Protists 65 0 0 0 65

Note: Wildlife statistics are based on information that has been submitted to the EHP WildNet database and converted to a 10km² grid. The grid information has been intersected with the mapping polygons to determine the species lists. Click here to view the species grid metadata.

Information from WildNet can also be accessed via Wildlife Online and WetlandMaps.

Rare or threatened includes species listed as extinct, extinct in the wild, critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable or conservation dependent under either the Nature Conservation Act or Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act

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This page should be cited as:

Fraser Island World Heritage area — facts and maps, WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland, viewed 1 February 2017, <https://wetlandinfo.ehp.qld.gov.au/wetlands/facts-maps/world-heritage-area-fraser-island/>.

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